With the unveiling of its new Renault
-powered E21 racer, Lotus
becomes the first F1 constructor to showcase its wares for the upcoming season. In line with minimal F1 technical regulation changes made for 2013, Lotus has kept the E21's shape strikingly similar to last year's E20 model that Kimi Raikkonen expertly drove to third place in the championship. Plenty of changes have made under the skin however, including revised front and rear suspension layouts for better aeros, with Lotus evolving both front and rear wing designs for improved downforce and maximum DRS switching potential.